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Please join us at the Public Hearing on December 13th.  We Need A Strong Showing! Supervisors will review Rise's absurd petition for vested rights.

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The approval process for the mine is regulated by California's Environment Quality Act (CEQA), making the whole effort a marathon, not a sprint. Here is a quick view of major milestones. For a detailed timeline, visit the Nevada County project page. 


Here are the highlights:


  1.  Notice of Preparation - July 2020 - Complete

  2.  Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Comments & Public Hearing - Apr 2022 - Complete

  3.  Economic Impact Report Released by County - Dec 2022 - Complete (optional, not a CEQA requirement)

  4.  Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) Comments & Public Hearing - May 2023 - Complete

  5.  Planning Commission Votes - May 2023 - Complete (It was a unanimous "no" vote)

  6.  Special Hearing - December 13 &14, 2023 - Supervisors to hear Rise request for "vested rights"

  7.  Board of Supervisors Votes - Estimated early 2024

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Listen to retired Capital Planner, Paul Schwartz, explain the timeline, process, and decision points for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The County is required to produce an environmental report per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


His DEIR Explainer presentation begins at 18:00 minutes >>>

View Nevada County's detailed project timeline chart here

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